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#26 PaulR

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 07:57 PM

Waterway air raid response/protection. 

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#27 MECHINF-A15

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 08:30 AM

Fantastic, outstanding collection Paul,

Thank you for sharing!

All the best,

Mike



#28 PaulR

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 11:52 AM

Thanks Mike. This is one of my favorite themes.

#29 John4022

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 05:48 PM

Very impressive! I love the general collar tabs!



#30 Jeff V.

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 03:08 PM

Cool stuff Paul!



#31 Tony v

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

Paul

 

    Excellent collection, thank you for sharing.

 

Tony



#32 PaulR

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 07:08 PM

Thank you all for the kind words.  If you all come across any obscure stuff, please let me know. :-)

 

Prewar Penal set here. 

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#33 PaulR

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:55 PM

Highest rank for Luftwaffe Geheime Feldpolizei.

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 08:42 AM

Simply amazing, thanks for sharing your collection!



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 01:44 PM

One word:  Insane!

 

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:00 AM

Simply amazing, thanks for sharing your collection!

 

 

One word:  Insane!

 

-Ski

 

 

Thank you for the kind words.  I am truly humbled by them.  Here are a couple of additional profiles.  

 

Rose pink officer collar tab-  for Aeronautical Engineering Officers of the Luftwaffe.  Only a few of the Engineering Officials opted to enter in the regular Luftwaffe roles from the beamte status.  Too much autonomy to trade in. 

 

Orange Obergefreiter tabs for military field police, after 1943 (Sept I believe).

 

Black administration collar tabs-  Post Nov 1944 Construction/engineering officials.

 

Light blue LW Collar tabs-  theorized to be pre-1943 military police collar tabs.  they match up perfectly with the TSD administrative shoulder boards and the material is not faded.  

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#37 PaulR

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 09:00 AM

Notice the comparison against the LW medical collar tabs.

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#38 MECHINF-A15

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:03 AM

More GREAT pieces Paul, thank you for sharing!



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 04:52 PM

Just a treat to see such nice stuff!

 

I remember you from yrs back

 

Always had nice stuff!

 

PVON



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:10 PM

Just a treat to see such nice stuff!

 

I remember you from yrs back

 

Always had nice stuff!

 

PVON

 

Hello,

 

It is great to see you! I remember you as well.  I hope that all is well for you.  Thank you for the kind words.  Do you still sell/collect?

 

The green propeller tabs are for the Luftwaffe' Nautiker (Navigation) Officials.  This insignia phased out in 1942, where they adopted the pink waffenfarbe. I am just missing the Major level.  There were only three ranks for this career.

 

The next two are blue admin and sonderfuhrer insignia.  They are believed to be medical related.  There is no description of these insignias in any reference books I own.

 

Finally, the boards are for Flighing Corps Leader and the tab, I assume is engineer related.  I've never heard of the gold outer piping before. 

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 04:34 AM

Nice collection. I collect Luftwaffe Trade patches and missing only 2, The farrier and NCO. Also Luftwaffe flight helmets and gravity knife variations. My father was a Luftwaffe pilot, served on the Eastern Front and later transferred to Rechlin, which had experimental planes and captured US aircraft there. He favored the 109 even after being given a 190.



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:11 AM

Fantastic collection!

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 01:46 PM

That is a fantastic collection.  This is a great reference. Thanks for posting the photos.  



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 04:45 PM

A most impressive collection of unique uniforms..

 

As you mentioned, collecting the obscure formations of the Third Reich can be just as rewarding..

 

You have a museum quality collection

 

Leigh  



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:53 PM

Outstanding!



#46 PaulR

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:27 PM

Nice collection. I collect Luftwaffe Trade patches and missing only 2, The farrier and NCO. Also Luftwaffe flight helmets and gravity knife variations. My father was a Luftwaffe pilot, served on the Eastern Front and later transferred to Rechlin, which had experimental planes and captured US aircraft there. He favored the 109 even after being given a 190.

 

Wow.  What a great history.  Please start a thread with your collection.  I'd love to see it.  I'd also love to know more about your family's story during the war.  Were any items passed down?

 

Thank you all for your very kind replies.  If there are any items you'd like to see more details of, please let me know.  My current focus is aimed toward the Warsaw Uprising, although I will continue to fill holes in the LW side as items appear- which is less frequently.  




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